The sticking point, unstuck

Last month, you’ll remember, privately-owned (but Senate-appointed) tag agents registered their displeasure with the state’s plan to process orders over the Web, which might put a dent in their business model.

Displeasure duly noted, the Oklahoma Tax Commission has now opened up that Web site and bestowed upon it the incredibly-obvious acronym CARS, which stands for “Convenient Auto Renewal System.”

Note that word “renewal.” New registrations can’t go through the Web. And other functions handled by tag agents — the issuance of a driver’s license, for one — are still going to be handled by tag agents. Still, this counts as progress of a sort, even if it’s probably not going to change my particular habits.

(Via The McCarville Report.)





3 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    17 February 2010 · 8:07 pm

    I’ll also believe the “convenient” when I see it….

  2. McGehee »

    18 February 2010 · 8:03 am

    Sounds like the Georgia system (which has no private contractors) — I can’t even imagine a way to get a new registration online, since in Georgia one kinda has to present a vehicle title or bill of sale to get a license tag issued, neither of which can be done online.

    And with the new driver’s license rules I’m pretty sure even old-fashioned renewal-by-mail seems to be history, so online would be a non-starter.

  3. Lynn »

    18 February 2010 · 9:04 am

    Oh yeah, I’m sure that’ll be more convenient. Instead of going to the Tag Agency to be told that the computers are down you can just try to go to the website and find that it’s down.

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